Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

Patient Safety Concepts

Normalization of Deviance

In 1996, Diane Vaughan coined the term "Normalization of Deviance" to describe how NASA and its related industries rationalized their way into the decision to launch the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. Decades later, this safety concept still applies - and is very germane to many of our current QC practices in the laboratory.

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